– Elevate Inc. has been named a finalist in BizTimes Media LLC’s Nonprofit Excellence Awards.
The finalists will be recognized at a breakfast event on Friday, Nov. 2 at the Italian Community Center, 631 E. Chicago St., from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
The awards are designed to shine a light on the community impact of southeastern Wisconsin nonprofits. The program also salutes the work of for-profit organizations, executives and professionals who donate their time, talent and treasure to community causes.
More than 100 nominations were submitted for the program this year, and twenty-six finalists were named in eight different categories. An overall winner in each category will be announced the morning of the event.
In addition to the awards themselves, the
Nonprofit Excellence Awards program
will include a discussion about how psychological trauma effects Milwaukee and its workforce, featuring Marquette University president Dr. Mike Lovell and REDgen president Amy Lovell.
Elevate was nominated as the result of their collaboration with various sectors of the community to establish the Treatment and Alternatives Diversion Program for both OWI and Opiates. Both programs emphasize the importance of engaging in a treatment process and developing a sober lifestyle in addition to taking personal accountability and committing to program requirements.
“We are honored to be nominated for this award,” said Mary Simon, executive director, Elevate. “We have always been committed to collaboration within the communities we serve as we know that’s key to client and program success as well as to sustainability”
The Dominican Center for Women and the Hunger Task Force as well as Outreach Community Health Centers have also been nominated in the Nonprofit Collaboration of the Year category. A complete list of finalists and their designated categories can be found at www.biztimes.com/npawards.